Two Towers, Italy

Two Towers, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

1. Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Your tour starts from Piazza del Nettuno. You'll discover the Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio and the Meridian. Next visit the oldest library in the world and Piazza Santo Stefano, where you'll see the wonderful Basilica that overlooks the square. Then visit the Towers of Bologna, the Asinelli and the Garisenda, before you explore the historical market Quadrilatero to admire the historical shops and take in the scents of local food. Finally, visit Palazzo Re Enzo which overlooks the square and is the palace seat of the municipality.

Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

2. Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Bologna with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the two leaning towers  Asinelli and Garisenda. Admire the 12th-century Santissimo Salvatore church. Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico. The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

Bologna: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

3. Bologna: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna a symbol of the city! Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio with its unique chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its unique Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. The Salina Palace in front of a mythical square will amaze you. Then Osteria Le Sette Chiese awaits you, don't forget to take pictures. Piazza Minghetti will leave you speechless with its beauty. Admire the Basilica di San Domenico and its beautiful interior! The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is worth your time and the space on your mobile memory, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Church of the Holy Savior that will surprise you with the peace that emanates...

From Milan: Parma and Bologna Private Day Trip

4. From Milan: Parma and Bologna Private Day Trip

Enjoy a Private Tour of Parma and Bologna from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours in each city and a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur that will pick you up and drop you off from your hotel in Milan. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, besides your private tour guide you will go ahead to your first destination. You will discover Parma, a city in the north of Italy that has remarkable medieval architecture and beautiful forests surrounding it. Your private tour guide will show you the tourist attractions of the city such as the cathedral with Romanesque style, the opera house Teatro, the Baptistery with Romanesque and Gothic styles and much more. When you finish visiting Parma you will go ahead to your destination, Bologna which is one of the best-preserved historic cities and has one of the largest medieval old towns in Europe. You will visit as well the tourist attractions of Bologna such as the two medieval famous towers, the Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica of San Petronio known for being one of the largest churches in existence, the basilica of San Francisco known for being a Gothic church and much more. After visiting the two cities, your private chauffeur will drop you off at your hotel in Milan or your place of preference inside the city.

Bologna: Guided Architecture Walking Tour

5. Bologna: Guided Architecture Walking Tour

Start the tour at Archiginnasio Palace, which serves as the main office building for the oldest university in the world – the University of Bologna. After, walk to Piazza Maggiore, where the Basilica of San Petronio is located, known for its imposing facade. Continue to Piazza del Nettuno, which is surrounded by three important administrative buildings: Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo del Podestà, and Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. Afterward, continue to the base of Bologna's iconic towers, the Asinelli Tower and the Garisenda Tower. Learn about the history and features of these imposing structures. Next, continue to the wooden arch of Corte Isolani and see the Oratory of Santa Cecilia. Admire the exterior of the church of San Giacomo Maggiore, before concluding the tour in the area of Quadrilatero, which is home to many markets and shops.

Bologna: Historic Highlights and Food Tasting Tour

6. Bologna: Historic Highlights and Food Tasting Tour

Let yourself be guided by the scents and flavors of the most iconic and tasty food along the arcaded streets of the city, to discover the great art and the best-kept secrets that make Bologna so unique. The tour will start from the Two Towers - the most amazing medieval buildings that still dominate the city skyline - then reach Santa Maria dei Servi, with its Unesco Heritage Portico and an incredible painting by Cimabue, Giotto's master. After such beauty, tease your taste with a savory surprise, a delicious coffee, and a typical local sweet treat while strolling around one of the lesser known markets of the town. You'll also enter the church of San Martino, to explore the rich figurative heritage that has elevated Bologna to one of the Italian capitals of art, and after that, it's time for lunch! In a local deli shop, you'll taste the real Bolognese sauce while sipping a glass of local wine and then continue this culinary journey in one of the most authentic markets in town, tasting mouth-watering cured meat, bread and cheese. Last but not least: Cin Cin! Let's wrap up the tour with a sweet treat and a glass of dessert wine in the oldest osteria of Bologna – the final step to become true locals!

Bologna: Private Highlights Walking Tour with Lunch

7. Bologna: Private Highlights Walking Tour with Lunch

With this tour you will have the opportunity to experience a real Bolognese day. Meet our staff at the meeting point who will explain all the details then leave for your private guided tour of 2.5 hours with an expert guide who will tell you all the anecdotes of the city passing by all the main monuments. You can ask questions and discover the most important beauties of the historic center from the Porticoes to Piazza Maggiore, from the 2 Towers where you will admire them from the outside up to Piazza Santo Stefano where you will listen to the stories about the Seven Churches. At the end of the tour our guide will take you to one of the most famous trattorias in Bologna to enjoy a traditional 2-course Bolognese lunch with water and wine included.

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What people are saying about Two Towers, Italy

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 460 reviews

Interesting tour full of history and local food. Our guide took us to her favourite spots where locals prepared special treats and we sampled some of the famous local products. Our guide willingly bought extras she talked about for us to try as well. I would highly recommend Sara as a guide and host. Well done!

It was a lovely tour of Bologna. The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and told us everything there is to know about the history of Bologna and the sights we saw. She was also very funny. Would definitely recommend!

Very knowledgeable guide, enjoyed walking leisurely as information was given. All questions were answered, Elena was very friendly snd an excellent guide!

Excellent! Lots of info on the history of Bologna. We’ll worth it!!

Pleasant walk, excellent guide, lots of information...